Dr Michael Proeve
I have a background as a clinical psychologist who worked particularly in forensic mental health settings. My research is concerned with various issues concerning assessment and treatment of offenders, as well as treatment approaches in clinical psychology, particularly mindfulness-based and other third wave interventions.
Remorse in legal contexts
Shame as a treatment issue
Assessment and treatment of sexual offenders
Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Treatment of psychological disorders
|2012||Senior Lecturer||University of Adelaide|
|2010 - 2012||Manager, Rehabilitation Programs Branch||Department for Correctional Services|
|2010 - 2010||Associate Professor||University of Tabuk|
|2003 - 2010||Senior Lecturer||University of South Australia|
|2002 - 2002||Acting Director||Forensic Mental Health Service|
|2000 - 2002||Director||Sex Offender Treatment and Assessment Program|
|1995 - 1999||Lecturer||RMIT University|
|1992 - 1994||Senior Psychologist||Forensic Psychiatry Services|
|2002||University of South Australia||Australia||PhD|
|1989||La Trobe University||Australia||Master of Psychology|
|1986||Flinders University of South Australia||Australia||B.Sc. (Hons).|
|1985||University of Adelaide||Australia||B.Sc.|
|2017||Aspy, D. & Proeve, M. (2017). Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness Meditation: Effects on Connectedness to Humanity and to the Natural World. Psychological Reports, 120, 1, 102-117.
|2017||Butterfield, N., Schultz, T., Rasmussen, P. & Proeve, M. (2017). Yoga and mindfulness for anxiety and depression and the role of mental health professionals: a literature review. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 12, 1, 44-54.
|2017||Dunbar, D., Proeve, M. & Roberts, R. (2017). Problematic internet usage self-regulation dilemmas: Effects of presentation format on perceived value of behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 453-459.
|2017||Aspy, D., Delfabbro, P., Proeve, M. & Mohr, P. (2017). Reality testing and the mnemonic induction of lucid dreams: Findings from the national Australian lucid dream induction study. Dreaming, 27, 3, 206-231.
|2016||Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2016). Understanding the Experience of Parents with a Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Australian Psychologist, 51, 6, 472-480.
|2015||Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2015). Borderline personality disorder and parenting: Clinician perspectives. Advances in Mental Health, 13, 2, 113-126.
|2015||Aspy, D., Delfabbro, P. & Proeve, M. (2015). Is dream recall underestimated by retrospective measures and enhanced by keeping a logbook? A review. Consciousness and Cognition, 33, 364-374.
|2015||Malvaso, C., Delfabbro, P., Proeve, M. & Nobes, G. (2015). Predictors of child injury in biological and stepfamilies. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 8, 3, 149-159.
|2015||Bartsch, D., Roberts, R., Davies, M. & Proeve, M. (2015). The impact of parental diagnosis of borderline personality disorder on offspring: Learning from clinical practice. Personality and Mental Health, 9, 1, 33-43.
|2014||Woods, H. & Proeve, M. (2014). Relationships of mindfulness, self-compassion, and meditation experience with shame-proneness. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: an international quarterly, 28, 1, 20-33.
|2014||Wheeler, A., Denson, L., Neil, C., Tucker, G., Kenny, M., Beltrame, J. ... Proeve, M. (2014). Investigating the effect of mindfulness training on heart rate variability in mental health outpatients: a pilot study. Behaviour Change, 31, 3, 175-188.
|2014||Cathcart, S., Galatis, N., Immink, M., Proeve, M. & Petkov, J. (2014). Brief mindfulness-based therapy for chronic tension-type headache: a randomized controlled pilot study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42, 1, 1-15.
|2013||Hopkins, A. & Proeve, M. (2013). Teaching mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to trainee psychologists: qualitative and quantitative effects. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 26, 2, 115-130.
|2013||Cathcart, S., Barone, V., Immink, M. & Proeve, M. (2013). Mindfulness training does not reduce generalized hyperalgesia in chronic tension-type headache. Journal of Pain Management, 6, 3, 217-221.|
|2013||Cathcart, S., Barone, V., Immink, M., Proeve, M. & Hayball, J. (2013). Mindfulness training does not reduce inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension-type headache. Journal of Pain Management, 6, 3, 235-238.|
|2010||Sim, D. & Proeve, M. (2010). Crossover and stability of victim type in child molesters. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15, 2, 401-413.
|2009||Harvey, K., Galletly, C., Field, C. & Proeve, M. (2009). The effects of verbalisation on cognitive performance in schizophrenia: A pilot study using tasks from Delis Kaplan Executive Function System. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 19, 5, 733-741.
|2009||Proeve, M. (2009). A preliminary examination of specific risk assessment for sexual offenders against children. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 18, 6, 583-593.
|2009||Zerk, D., Mertin, P. & Proeve, M. (2009). Domestic violence and maternal reports of young children's functioning. Journal of Family Violence, 24, 7, 423-432.
|2009||Proeve, M. (2009). A minimal scale for assessment of multiple offending risk in sexual offenders against children. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1, 2, 20-27.|
|2009||Proeve, M. (2009). Issues in the application of Bayes' Theorem to child abuse decision making. Child Maltreatment, 14, 1, 114-120.
|2007||King, D. & Proeve, M. (2007). Shame, guilt, depression, anxiety, and substance use amongst professional counsellors in Australia. Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health, 3, 1, 88-103.|
|2007||Proeve, M. & Reilly, E. (2007). Personal and offending characteristics of child sexual offenders who have been sexually abused. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 14, 2, 251-259.
|2006||Proeve, M., Day, A., Mohr, P. & Hawkins, K. (2006). Specific risk assessment based on victim type in child sexual offenders. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 13, 1, 28-40.
|2006||Galletly, C., Proeve, M., Field, C. & Harvey, K. (2006). Silence is golden? Improving cognitive performance in schizophrenia.. Acta neuropsychiatrica, 18, 6, 251-.
|2006||Proeve, M. & Howells, K. (2006). Effects of remorse and shame and criminal justice experience on judgements about a sex offender. Psychology, Crime and Law, 12, 2, 145-161.
|2006||Pelling, N. & Proeve, M. (2006). Australian and New Zealand university clinical and counselling psychology staff: maintaining practice in academe. Australian Psychologist, 41, 2, 112-119.
|2002||Proeve, M. & Howells, K. (2002). Shame and Guilt in Child Sexual Offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 46, 6, 657-667.
|2000||Dowling, N., Smith, D., Proeve, M. & Lee, J. K. (2000). The Multiphasic Sex Inventory: A Comparison of American and Australian Samples of Sexual Offenders. Australian Psychologist, 35, 3, 244-248.
|2000||Neill, L. M. & Proeve, M. J. (2000). Ethnicity, Gender, Self-Esteem, and Coping Styles: A Comparison of Australian and South-East Asian Secondary Students. Australian Psychologist, 35, 3, 216-220.
|1999||Proeve, M. J., Smith, D. I. & Mead Niblo, D. (1999). Mitigation without Definition: Remorse in the Criminal Justice System. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 32, 1, 16-26.
|1996||Lee, J., Proeve, M., Lancaster, M., Jackson, H., Pattison, P. & Mullen, P. (1996). The effectiveness of a community-based treatment program for sex offenders.. Australian Psychologist, 31, 147-152.|
|1995||Proeve, M. (1995). A Multimodal Therapy Approach to Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: A Case Study. Psychological Reports, 76, 2, 587-592.
|1990||Copolov, D., McGorry, P., Singh, B., Proeve, M. & Riel, R. V. (1990). The influence of gender on the classification of psychotic disorders ? a multidiagnostic approach. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 82, 1, 8-12.
|2010||Proeve, M. & Tudor, S. (2010). Remorse: psychological and jurisprudential perspectives. England: Ashgate Publishing.|
|2017||Proeve, M. & Chamberlain, P. (2017). Paraphilic Disorders. In N. Pelling & L. Burton (Eds.), Abnormal psychology in context: The Australian and New Zealand handbook (pp. 266-275). Port Melbourne, VIC: Cambridge University Press.|
|2017||Burton, L., Adamson, M., Beccaria, G., Bird, K., Brown, J., Cook, L. ... Upsdell, T. (2017). Assessment: Diagnoses and testing. In N. Pelling & L. Burton (Eds.), The Elements of Applied Psychological Practice in Australia: Preparing for the National Psychology Examination (pp. 40-111).|
|2013||Cathcart, S., Barone, V., Immink, M. & Proeve, M. (2013). Mindfulness training and chronic tension-type headache. In Disability and Chronic Disease (pp. 145-152).|
|2013||Cathcart, S., Vedova, C., Immink, M., Proeve, M. & Hayball, J. (2013). Mindfulness training and inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension-type headache. In Disability and Chronic Disease (pp. 153-158).|
|2010||Proeve, M. (2010). CBT, happiness and evidence-based practice. In D. Loewenthal & R. House (Eds.), Critically engaging CBT (pp. 145-159). Berkshire, England: Open University Press.|
|2006||Proeve, M. & Howells, K. (2006). Shame and guilt in child molesters. In Sexual offender treatment: controversial issues, 2006 (pp. 125-139). Wiley.|
|2003||Proeve, M. J. (2003). Responsivity issues in sexual offender treatment.. In T. Ward, D. R. Laws & S. M. Hudson (Eds.), Sexual deviance: Issues and controversies (pp. 244-261). Sage.|
|1992||Proeve, M. J. (1992). Remorse in the criminal justice system.. 13th Congress of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law. Melbourne.|
|1987||Proeve, M. J., Clark, R. & Geffen, G. (1987). Do surgical lesions of the corpus callosum produce recent memory deficits?. Eleventh Annual Conference of Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment. Adelaide.|
|2016||Butterfield, N., Schultz, T., Rasmussen, P. & Proeve, M. (2016). Yoga for stress, anxiety and depression: Developing an appropriate intervention for mental health consumers.|
|2016||Proeve, M. J., Malvaso, C. & DelFabbro, P., (2016). Evidence and frameworks for understanding perpetrators of institutional child sexual abuse.,|
|2004||Proeve, M. J., Day, A., Mohr, P. & Hawkins, K., (2004). A conditional probability approach to risk assessment for child sexual offenders with different classes of victim,|
|2002||Proeve, M. J.; (2002); Remorse: Its Description and Interpersonal Effects;|
2014 Consultancy, Royal Commission for Institutional Sexual Abuse. Evidence and frameworks for understanding perpetrators of institutional child sexual abuse. (With P. DelFabbro).
2014 RIBG small grant, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide. Shame, guilt, cognitive distortions and empathy in sexual offenders.
2008-9 Proposal for programmes in Practical Clinical Psychology for University of Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2003 Criminology Research Council grant, A conditional probability approach to risk assessment for different classes of victims of child sexual offenders. (with A.Day, P. Mohr).
Interviewing and Intervention
Placement Coordinator, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Research Project Coordinator, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Psychology 1A – Mental Health
Psychology 1B – Motivation and Emotion
PhD – Areas of specialisation – Mindfulness interventions, shame, intervention for internet use.
Masters – Areas of specialisation – Mindfulness, self-compassion, forensic mental health rehabilitation.
Honours – Areas of specialisation – Shame and anxiety, mindfulness and self-compassion, alexithymia.
|1991 - ongoing||Member||Australian Psychological Society|
|2004 - 2006||Member||College of Clinical Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society SA Branch|
|1991 - 1992||Secretary||College of Forensic Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society|
|2013 - 2013||Government of South Australia||Department of Education and Child Development||Australia|
|2000 - 2009||Lutheran Church of Australia||Australia|